Mad gurls, and Englishmen, go out in the midday sun ...

Discussion in 'Hydration, Hygiene & Health' started by Fair Weather Camper, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Toot

    Toot Summit Camper

    Sorry I'm late... been doing stuff. HORSE FLIES. Got drilled by them a few times on Dartmoor recently. Painful. Even watched one land on my shirt and prepare to have a go, all the time thinking they can't drill through shirts. Wrong. Let's face it, if a horse fly can drill through a horses hide then drilling through a shirt is going to be no problem. A spray with Lifesystems mozzie spray kept me free from horse fly bites for the rest of the day. HEAT. If I'm hot my cap gets dunked in a water source and I put it back on my head after a slight wringing out. Evaporation is cooling. I might even wet my hair before putting the cap back on.

    Gotta go, stuff to do...
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  2. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    We were wondering where you were Toot..

    That's the one saving grace of horse flies, they make a big deal of settling down for a meal before inserting their mouth parts..

    So, if you're quick :whistling:
  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Horse flies seem to be done here now. We even had rain yesterday... It was so light that it literally evaporated before it hit the ground :(
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  4. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    At least the weather forecasters have stopped talking about a 'risk of showers.

    Now its a 'heartfelt hope of'

    Big thanks to the TL Dartmoor Aquatrekkers though..

    Their activities seem to have precipitated some watery action, here last night too.. :happy:
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  5. Clare

    Clare Section Hiker

    Learn from local sheep and find a shade cave, however shallow and unconvincing. The rest will do likewise and soon the whole herd will be convinced on the principle of confirmation bias. We’re cool! Oh so cool. C9EFC27F-EEA5-409E-ACA2-CE5D0F98AE61.jpeg
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  6. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Sheep have much to teach us, around mountain-craft , and learning from the elders ...

    Goats even more so :cow:
  7. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    I soooo can't wait to have too much heat to whine about again.

    Sooo cold and damp and clammy here - Ugggh its like being wrapped in a cold wet towel.

    Retail therapy seems like the only viable option right now :angelic:

    Edit - in cheerier news though - i found my best sunglasses after a years disappearance :)
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018
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  8. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Not to difficult to move my office to a sunny little island for a month - just glad its not a farm... :rolleyes:
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  9. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    It's my own fault Tom - not enough creative thinking on my part.

    I need to better market, the experiential, and training opportunuties of running a veg farm, in midwinter, to a keen young acolyte.

    And then swan off November through to February to process around the Med, teaching yoga, to the leisured classes, in various luxurious locations.

    No one to blame but myself, for being such a dunderhead really. :(
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  10. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    There you go - sounds even better than my one month...;)

    I'm certainly blessed that hiking and writing are so complementary. But must improve with scheduling teaching dates... :rolleyes:

    Always envied dentists :( - instantly portaple business and high (lingual...) demand in all the beautiful places.... Well, not that I'd want to spend my days looking into other peoples mouths :D
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  11. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    What I need is a booking agent, a pa, and a greater sense of entitlement.

    Yuk - wouldn't be a dentist for love nor money.

    It comes up now and then as one of those "which would you rather do less..? Dentist or chiropodist??"

    I have to deal with folks feet quite a bit in teaching.. But at least I don't have to scrape stuff off of them :depressed:
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